Welcoming Brainpower, Wherever It's From

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Saturday, June 7, 2008

That the United States harms itself through immigration policies that limit visas for skilled foreign professionals, many of whom received their graduate degrees in this country, is well understood ["A Recipe for Weakness," editorial, June 4]. The country must attract and retain international brainpower and increase its efforts and investments in educating its domestic population, particularly those from underrepresented groups.

Alumni of U.S. graduate schools contribute to our national prosperity and welfare. Ensuring a steady supply of the best and brightest students, those born both here and overseas, should be a priority in the next administration. It would be a recipe for success.

DEBRA W. STEWART

President

Council of Graduate Schools

Washington


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